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Spring Training Game Thread Test Run Twins vs. Red Sox, Now (12:05pm CST, February 28th, 2021AD)

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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 12:16 PM

Claim victory in your heart, and the universe will follow.

 

Yeay! We Won!

 

(But what did we win? Discuss)

 

Lineups

 

Redsox:

 

0. Nathan Eovaldi (R ) P
1. Enrique Hernandez (R ) SS
2. Jarren Duran ( L) CF
3. Hunter Renfroe (R ) RF
4. Rafael Devers ( L) 3B
5. Christian Vazquez (R ) C
6. Bobby Dalbec (R ) 1B
7. Christian Arroyo (R ) 2B
8. Michael Chavis (R ) DH
9. Michael Gettys (R ) LF

 

Twins:

 

0. Devin Smeltzer ( L) P
1. Max Kepler ( L) RF
2. Mitch Garver (R ) C
3. Jorge Polanco ( S ) 2B
4. Miguel Sano (R ) 1B
5. Byron Buxton (R ) CF
6. Alex Kirilloff ( L) LF
7. Willians Astudillo (R ) 3B
8. JT Riddle ( L) SS
9. Caleb Hamilton (R ) DH

 

Play ball!

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 01:09 PM

Thanks for opening this thread and love your quote. Should be an interesting game. Go Twins!

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 01:36 PM

Just perusing Gameday and saw the bizarre end of the 3rd inning described as two different players out at 3rd base without a ball being put into play.Anyone tell me what happened? 


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 01:46 PM

Can't stay, but it's 3-1 in the 3rd. WE'RE WINNING! Hurray for RBI walks.

Sarcasm. Just one of the many fine services I offer.


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 01:46 PM

 

Just perusing Gameday and saw the bizarre end of the 3rd inning described as two different players out at 3rd base without a ball being put into play.Anyone tell me what happened? 

Just got back to computer and am tryin' to make heads or tales of it too...

 

1) It is spring training, so Gameday is less well managed than normal. So the involvement of Jorge Alcala probably won't get updated/fixed.

 

2) As for real life, somehow Kepler got called out? Perhaps he was picked off? There is a count listed as 2 balls and 1 strike. Could be either the pitcher or catcher who gunned him down. Or it could have been some sort of interference call?


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 01:52 PM

 

Just perusing Gameday and saw the bizarre end of the 3rd inning described as two different players out at 3rd base without a ball being put into play.Anyone tell me what happened? 

Read this:

 

https://www.startrib...ules/600028400/

 

The Red Sox pitcher had thrown 21 pitches if I count correctly. Hence, inning over.

 

Spring training baseball this year will be even more unlike real baseball than is usually the case.

 

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:05 PM

strange rules, with bases loaded Red Sox announce last batter since there were more than 20 pitches already in the inning, Sano comes to plate so he is the last batter of inning regardless of what happens, He hit a double drove in two runs, inning over with runners on 2nd and 3rd.Not sure why we wouldn't just send the runner who ended up on third but very strange rules this Spring.

 

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:11 PM

Good call. And it took a long time to update Gameday as it needed to be reset manually somehow to override game situations which don't normally occur.


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:17 PM

 

 Not sure why we wouldn't just send the runner who ended up on third 

No need to risk an injury if it would be a close play. The score doesn't matter.

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:27 PM

 

Thanks for opening this thread and love your quote. Should be an interesting game. Go Twins!

 

Gotta give credit where credit is due.

 

I heard it on Babylon 5, in the episode Ivonova went out to recruit one of the other ancient races to help against the shadows.

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:28 PM

Go Gordon! Let's get that run back!


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:32 PM

Nice, I see Gonsalves blew the lead. There's nothing like seeing one of our top prospects helping our team out!

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:35 PM

I'll take it.

 

Not sure how the throwing error played out, but i credit speed as a contributing factor between Celestino, Broxton, and Gordon on the bases. And a sac fly later in the inning for the lead.


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:50 PM

Winnah!


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:52 PM

We got as many walks as hits.

 

Wonder what that means?


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 02:59 PM

Well hopefully that bullpen performance isn't a sign of things to come


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:08 PM

 

We got as many walks as hits.

 

Wonder what that means?

 

Their pitching is rusty ... 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:28 PM

Ah, value of TruCoat...

 

Their pitching is rusty ... 

Ah, the value of TruCoat.

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 05:48 PM

I just found out the Red Sox have a player named Jeter. Is that even legal in Massachusetts?

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 08:09 PM

The game wasn't broadcast & my computer was in use sooooooo

ona hunch I said

'ALEXA, Play WCCO" and low and hehold, WCCO came on and I coould listen to the game. 

I'm not sure it would have worked if I didn't have MLB Twins Package, but it made me happy.